Selena Gomez is finally ready to be back.
After taking some time off to work on her health, the Revival songstress makes her return with a new song about self-love: “Lose You To Love Me,” co-written by Selena alongside long-time collaborators Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, as well as Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson with additional production from Billie Eilish‘s brother FINNEAS.
“This song was inspired by many things that have happened in my life since releasing my last album. I thought it was important to share the music, as I know many can relate to the fact that the road to self-discovery generally comes through the scars in one’s life,” Selena said in a statement. “I want people to feel hope and to know you will come out the other side stronger and a better version of yourself.”
As the title suggests, this one’s all about being broken down, but rising above in spite of everything — a self-empowerment anthem of sorts, if you will, loaded with the same kind of sincerity you’d come to expect from a Julia and Justin penned track. “We’d always go into it blindly/ I needed to lose you to find me/ This dancing was killing me softly/ I needed to hate you to love me, yeah…,” Selena across the stripped-down production.
To no one’s surprise, the song offers up some particularly strong melodies throughout — the “to love love” chant is a major earworm — resulting in some rather soothing musical medicine for those of us needing a moment of reflection.
It’s emotionally devastating and healing all at once in a very “The Heart Wants What It Wants” kind of way. It’s great TBH! Welcome back, Selena!